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Assistant Professor - Metabolic Biology and Physiological Chemistry - Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Recruitment Period

Open September 15th, 2020 through Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position, in the broadly defined areas of Metabolic Biology and/or Physiological Chemistry with an expected start date of July 01, 2021.

We seek an individual who has developed a vigorous research program investigating one or more areas of Metabolic Biology/Physiological Chemistry, including, but not limited to, metabolic regulation, integration of complex networks, control of metabolic fluxes, nutrient functions, and disorders of metabolic control. The appointee will benefit from access to Ph.D. students in multiple interdepartmental programs. The appointee will contribute to undergraduate education studying metabolic and nutritional biology, and/or molecular toxicology. Numerous opportunities exist for interactions and collaborations with colleagues at UC Berkeley and in the Bay Area.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology and the Berkeley campus value diversity, equity and inclusion as exemplified by the following principles of community: we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors; we embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals.

The University of California, Berkeley is dedicated to recruiting a diverse applicant pool and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, service, and contribute to our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or M.D. (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A documented record of high quality work in Metabolic Biology and/or Physiological Chemistry, as well as willingness to participate in teaching and service at the University.
  • Proven excellence in research in Metabolic Biology and/or Physiological Chemistry, as demonstrated by a record of significant, impactful and innovative publications.
  • Evidence of research and expertise at the interface between Human Health and Metabolic Biology.
  • Demonstrated evidence of having developed an independent research program.
  • Current research plans that have the potential to result in a program of high merit and impact as an Assistant Professor.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute effectively to undergraduate and graduate teaching in a setting such as UC Berkeley.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a conscientious community member, with evidence of willingness to contribute to service in the Department and on campus.
  • Contributions that have promoted equal opportunity for diverse students or colleagues.

To apply for consideration, please go to the following link:

Applicants should also arrange to have 3-5 letters of reference submitted via this web portal. It is preferred that letters of reference be uploaded by the final date to apply (November 03, 2020).

All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 03, 2020, to be eligible for consideration. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - statement describing your current and proposed research

  • Statement of Teaching - statement of teaching experience and philosophy


  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (see for helpful guidelines). Please note that this statement may be evaluated as a standalone document and should, therefore, include all relevant information, even if aspects are also discussed in other submitted materials.

  • Publication One - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products

  • Publication Two - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products

  • Publication Three - Copy of a publication such as journal articles, book chapters, or other appropriate products

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required